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The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

 

The Secretariat is calling for applications by 26 November 2015 for two consultancies: one to assist the Implementation and Compliance Committee with its work on the control system, the other on the matter of the review of the Annexes to the Convention. Please view the Secretariat’s Communication and the terms of reference for the consultancies.

Consultancy announcements

 

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

Abusive emails

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention. The list of new officers and members of subsidiary bodies is now available

An overview of the elections of officers and members for the three conventions can be found on the synergies website.

Elections during BC COP-12

 

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Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions

Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions

The Executive Board of the UNEP Special Programme holds its first meeting on 2 to 3 February 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions

Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions
 
Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green

Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green

In the last of our popular series on gender, read how Indian women are bringing added responsibility to e-waste re-cycling.

Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green

Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green
 
New guidance manual on improving sea-land interface in waste management

New guidance manual on improving sea-land interface in waste management

Open for comments by 31st March 2016: 1st draft guidance manual on improving the sea-land interface in waste management, building on work by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

New guidance manual on improving sea-land interface in waste management

New guidance manual on improving sea-land interface in waste management
 
Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2016/17 is now available on the BRS websites

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

 

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Lead Acid Batteries Recycling in Central America: A case study on the Environmentally Sound Management of Batteries, recovering lead and creating green jobs

Come and learn about the Acumuladores Iberia -case study- where a Regional Strategy for the Environmentally Sound Recovery of Used Lead Acid Batteries in Central America, implemented in cooperation with the private sector, has improved lead acid batteries recycling in the region, creating new job opportunities.

Lead Acid Batteries Recycling in Central America: A case study on the Environmentally Sound Management of Batteries, recovering lead and creating green jobs

Lead Acid Batteries Recycling in Central America: A case study on the Environmentally Sound Management of Batteries, recovering lead and creating green jobs
 
Season’s greetings from the BRS Secretariat

Best wishes and thanks to all of our parties, partners, donors and stakeholders and looking forward to a fruitful 2016.

Season’s greetings from the BRS Secretariat

Season’s greetings from the BRS Secretariat

 

Gender Heroes 7: Female explorers raise awareness of hazardous chemicals

Meet Emily Penn and Lucy Gilliam, leaders of Exxpedition, a team of inspiring women highlighting POPs and plastics in the world’s oceans.

Gender Heroes 7: Female explorers raise awareness of hazardous chemicals

Gender Heroes 7: Female explorers raise awareness of hazardous chemicals

 

El Salvador the latest country to ratify BAN Amendment

El Salvador recently deposited its instrument of ratification to the Ban Amendment, meaning only 10 more deposits of instruments are needed for entry into force of the amendment.

El Salvador the latest country to ratify BAN Amendment

El Salvador the latest country to ratify BAN Amendment

 

Final report of BC COP-12

The meeting report of COP-12 is now available in languages.

Final report of BC COP-12

Final report of BC COP-12

 

Gender Heroes 6: Reducing Risks to Children in Trinidad & Tobago

Latest in the gender series shows how children are often more vulnerable to the risk of health impacts from hazardous wastes.

Gender Heroes 6: Reducing Risks to Children in Trinidad & Tobago

Gender Heroes 6: Reducing Risks to Children in Trinidad & Tobago

 

Questionnaires on transit issues

Parties and stakeholders are invited to provide their views by 31 January 2016.

Questionnaires on transit issues

Questionnaires on transit issues

 

Gender Heroes 5: Children and art combine to reduce waste in Panama

Latest in the series highlights an inspirational artist leading an initiative to kick out waste and protect lives in Panama.

Gender Heroes 5: Children and art combine to reduce waste in Panama

Gender Heroes 5: Children and art combine to reduce waste in Panama

 

Gender Heroes 4: Working to get shipbreaking off the beach

See the latest in our Gender Heroes series to find out how two inspiring women helped found and now lead a coalition aiming for environmentally sound shipbreaking.

Gender Heroes 4: Working to get shipbreaking off the beach

Gender Heroes 4: Working to get shipbreaking off the beach

 

Gender Heroes 3: Exposure to hazards from e-waste recycling

The 3rd episode of the BRS Gender Heroes series examines the informal e-waste recycling sector in Africa.

Gender Heroes 3: Exposure to hazards from e-waste recycling

Gender Heroes 3: Exposure to hazards from e-waste recycling

 

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